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  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Richmond
Overall Experience

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about your current job, current extra-curricular activities, hobbies etc." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What would you consider as the most important part of a cell?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Why I chose the undergraduate school that I did?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you consider as the most important part of a cell? We talked about my answer for a brief time afterward." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no difficult questions. We talked about hobbies, activities, and jobs listed in the AMCAS application, the reason for why I am pursuing medicine, and life in Virginia (especially the traffic). " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AMCAS application and VCU/MCV application. Looked at previous SDN posts and information on the web about the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities, the friendliness of the students, the attentiveness and genuiness of my interviewer. At the end of the interview, I was handed a card with my interviewers information and was told to write if I had any questions or concerns (I am assuming this is also true for the other students who interviewed there). I did write and received a response the same day. I was certainly impressed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was a bit concerned about finding the location of my interview, especially after hearing about it this site. However, when I arrived, I asked the person at the admissions office about who my interviewer will be and where the location was. I was provided with the name of my interviewer and was told that I would be picked up at the office. No worries!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a wonderful experience at VCU/MCV. I was impressed by all that I saw. I interviewed at other schools that were ranked higher but did not feel as comfortable as I did at this school. Plus, the food in the cafeteria was wonderful (plus, there was no limit in what you could get..quite different from other schools that I interviewed at). The interview itself was very conversational and my interviewer was very attentive to what I was saying. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/17/2004

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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